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String, Gold Wire

Ultimate Equipment Guide II

Author Greg Lynch, J. C. Alvarez

Publisher Mongoose Publishing

Publish date 2005

Strings of gold wire are not constructed of mere common gold, but rather they are spun of alchemically pure gold. This impressive metal retains the colour and softness of normal gold, but it also takes on a sort of crystalline sheen which is distinctive enough to be recognised by anyone who knows what to look for. A string of alchemically pure gold wire holds a slight positive energy charge, which, in the hands of a skilled bard, can be used to keep undead at bay. When played, the gold wire creates an area in a ten-foot radius around the bard which is tremendously unpleasant for undead to enter. Though the undead will take no damage from entering the area, it is difficult for one of the beasts to bring itself to cross over the line of demarcation, forcing it to make a Will saving throw (DC 10 plus ½ bard’s level plus bard’s Charisma modifier). Though impressive, gold wire is no substitute for turning undead, as the gold wire strings merely keep undead at bay, rather than forcing them to flee.

Gold Wire: 100 gp per string

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